At the end of February, Judd started the Iditarod Trail Invitational 300 - racing from Anchorage to McGrath along the traditional Iditarod dogsled course. There are specific checkpoints that the athletes must reach and a recommended route. Each athlete has to have a minimum of survival and mandatory gear that they have to carry that is checked before the race. Judd is no stranger to winter racing and fat bike racing, with multiple finishes at the Arrowhead 135. But this was his first trip up to Alaska and over twice the distance as Arrowhead. As a rookie, the primary goal was to finish. He had some other goals of course, but finishing was number one. When the race started, the blue dot watching commenced.
|Judd pedaling steadily down the Iditarod Trail|
|Judd at the official finish for the Iditarod Trail Invitational 350|
|Rhino filling up some bottles outside of Tucson|
|Signing in the Picket Post kiosk - the finish for the AZT 300. He still had 450 miles left to ride.|
|Sunset as he pedaled up into the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix|
|A good view of the gear Rhino was carrying for the AZT 750 in addition to his backpack.|